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Mitsuro Hikime Wax - 20th July

Mitsuro Hikime Wax - 20th July


This class is currently full. Please get in touch if you would like to join the waiting list or be notified if we add another date.


Mitsuro Hikime, is an ancient Japanese wax making technique that creates a truly unique type of wax. This pulled wax creates organic, textured forms with a beautiful wood-grain like surface. Learn to make your own stretchy and shapeable wax and how to use the tools and techniques required to work with this incredible material. You'll work with expert jeweller Laurie McCausland of Taken Twice Jewellery to explore and experiment with this incredible material and create a piece of unique organic jewellery. Your piece will be sent away to be cast into brass or you can choose to have your piece cast in sterling silver. An extra charge for multiple castings and silver castings will apply.  You'll take home all the information you need to make your own mitsuro hikime wax at home and continue working in this beautiful medium in your own space. 



Date: 20th July

Time: 10.30 - 4.00

Venue: Nottingham Jewellery School, Unit 28, Block D, Hartley Business Centre, Nottingham.

Tutor: Laurie McCausland

Max class size: 8



Who is this class suitable for?

All level of makers. From complete beginers to professional jewellers

What will I make?

You will make a selection of samples and experimental pieces as well as a more finished piece of organic textured jewellery in mitsuro hikime wax. This piece will be cast into brass and returned to the jewellery school for you to collect. You can choose to keep your wax samples and experiments or to create more than one finished piece. You can have your work cast into sterling silver or gold if you prefer.

What will I learn?

You'll learn how to make your own mitsuro hikime wax using a traditional japanese recipe and have a copy of the recipe to take home. Laurie will guide you in different methods to use and work with the wax to create a variety of pieces. You'll learn how to prepare the waxes for casting and how to send your own waxes away for casting if you choose to continue with the technique.

What is included?

All tools and equipment are provided. You wax to be used in the class and one cast item in brass. If you want to cast multiple items or have your work cast into silver or gold there will be additional charges. Laurie will guide you through that on the day.

  • Terms & Conditions

    • Classes are suitable for age 16+

    • Your booking fee secures your place - we cannot reserve places without payment. 

    • If we cancel or alter the content, time or location of a class you will be offered a full refund or the option to switch to another class. 

    • You have the statutory 14 days to cancel or amend your booking. After this time a 50% refund or the option to switch to another class will be offered, if cancelled more than one month before the class.

    • No refunds or exchanges will be offered less then one month before the class commences. 

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